Metcalf on Cohen in Tablet

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 8 03:55:03 UTC 2013

Allan Metcalf has a nice profile of Jerry Cohen in Tablet Magazine:

Not sure why the headline is "On the Origin of 'Shyster,'" but the
subhed is appropriate: "Master etymologist Gerald Cohen knows how jazz
got its name, why they’re called hot dogs, and much more."


Ben Zimmer

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